Playing the lock-up game with the Philadelphia Eagles…

I can’t remember when I’ve seen the Eagles “lock up” so many regular position and non-glamor position players into extended contracts at the same time in the same season. I guess you’d have to go back to the 2001-to-2007 period when Jeff Lurie, Tom Heckert, Andy Reid and Joe Banner attempted to establish “the Gold Standard” for Eagles personnel. (Did you know?— Of...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Browns DT Phil Taylor headed to the Denver Broncos

Where Tom Heckert goes, his former players will follow. The Denver Broncos announced Monday that they have signed former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle and first-round pick Phil Taylor. The Broncos’ Director of Pro Personnel, Tom Heckert, who was formally the Browns’ general manager in 2011 when Taylor was selected with the 21st overall pick by Cleveland, decided to bring...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Broncos ride the Cleveland Browns mistakes all the way to the Super Bowl

The Denver Broncos are Super Bowl champions. Although Peyton Manning is the biggest name on the roster the Broncos were led by their defense and playmakers on offense. They survived uncharacteristically weak quarterback play on their way to a Super Bowl title. Two major players in Denver’s Super Bowl run, former Cleveland Browns Tom Heckert and T.J. Ward. Beginning with Heckert...
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Cowboys, & Dolphins

Broncos Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert has been dealing with a “very treatable blood disorder” that will prevent him attending the Super Bowl. “I was recently diagnosed with a very treatable blood disorder,” Heckert said, via Mike Klis of 9News. “I’m feeling better every day as a result of the treatments and hope to get back to work in the near future...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Texts from Ray Farmer: Week 1

The Cleveland Browns opened the 2015 season on Sunday with a 31-10 debacle on the road to the New York Jets. Even with a pair of high-powered binoculars, a magnifying glass, and an electron microscope, it was unlikely anyone would discover any evidence of a winning football team. The Browns lacked hope, pride, and apparent interest on Sunday. Also notably absent was general manager...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns extend Bryan Wiedmeier; finalize personnel staff

Bryan Wiedmeier is responsible for overseeing the FirstEnergy Stadium renovation. This week the Browns thought it might be a good idea to extend his contract. Makes sense to us. Wiedmeier has been with the Browns since January 11, 201o. That was also the day that the team named Tom Heckert the new GM. Wiedmeier spent 29 seasons with the Dolphins before joining the Browns. On Monday...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Talking Browns with Mike Burgermeister (@jimkanicki) – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-24

The very best Browns sports talk that money can buy, but you get it for free! I finally got Mike Burgermeister of back on the podcast to talk through the Browns’ miserable season. We talked about all the failings. Cleveland Browns podcast with Mike Burgermeister ( The Joe Banner press conferences How do the Browns show accountability in a year where...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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